Friday 3 July 2020
June 30, 2020
Afghan Police Raid Heroin Labs In 'Dangerous' Badakhshan Province
Afghanistan's security forces have stepped up their crackdown on heroin labs and poppy farms in Taliban-controlled regions of the country's northeastern Badakhshan Province. Its long border with Tajikistan makes the province one of the main heroin production hubs for Central Asia. But poppy eradication has proven difficult with local farmers relying on the crop as one of their only sources of income.
April 27, 2020
Ukraine's Navy: A Tale Of Betrayal, Loyalty, And Revival
When Russia seized the Crimean Peninsula in 2014, Ukraine's navy lost nearly all of its ships and most of its sailors quit or defected. Now, with help from its allies, Ukraine is slowly getting its sea legs back. This is the story of those who remained loyal to Ukraine and were forced to choose between family and country when they left Crimea. But, as they rebuild their lives and their nation's fleet, rough waters lie ahead with Russia flexing its maritime muscle on the Black Sea.
March 30, 2020
Moscow Coronavirus Lockdown Takes Effect
There were still some vehicles and pedestrians on the streets of Moscow after a lockdown came into effect on March 30 to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The city's 12 million residents are only allowed to leave their homes to buy food or medicines, get urgent medical treatment, walk the dog, or take out the trash.
January 30, 2020
Klimkin: Ukraine Becoming Part Of U.S. Domestic Politics Is 'Worst Possible Development'
Ukraine's former Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin says Kyiv should remain a priority for the United States and not become part of domestic American politics. Speaking on January 29 to Current Time in Kyiv, Klimkin said Ukraine is now considered in the framework of President Trump's impeachment process, which is the worst possible scenario.
November 21, 2019
Ukraine's Mariupol Port Struggles To Stay Afloat Amid Russian 'Hybrid War'
After five years of conflict in eastern Ukraine, the port of Mariupol is struggling to survive. With the loss of coal exports and Russia choking access to the Sea of Azov, the port's maritime traffic has been cut in half. But Mariupol hopes Chinese investment can revive its sinking fortunes.
May 18, 2019
1944 Deportation Victim: ‘I Will Never Forgive Russia’
Ali Aliyev was 14 years old when he and his family were forcibly put on a cattle train and moved out of Crimea. On May 18, 1944, the Soviet government deported more than 230,000 Crimean Tatars from their homeland as a form of collective punishment for alleged collaboration with the Nazis.
January 22, 2019
A Hero In Ukraine, Hated In Belarus
Mikhail Zhyzneuski, who was shot dead five years ago, on January 22, 2014, during the Euromaidan protests, is considered a hero in Ukraine. But in his home city of Homel in Belarus, his grave has been vandalized and his family say they have been treated as pariahs.
December 11, 2018
'Hard Times Produce Strong People': Ukraine's Women Warriors
The number of female soldiers in Ukraine's military has risen sharply since Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea. About one-third are officers like Olena Belska, who commands a mortar unit in eastern Ukraine's Donbas region.